OCT 18th

church online home guide

Welcome to our Church Online Home Guide. Our Home Guide is to provide you with tips, best practices, and a discussion guide to make the most of your online experience. You can lead and pastor your home by creating healthy habits when you take part.

These ideas may vary depending on your home dynamic. This is meant to be a helpful guide so you can get the most out of your time at home. Prepare, Participate, Process.

before Service: Prepare

Plan the best time to watch service. We offer experiences throughout the day.

  • 10AM / 12PM / 2PM / 5PM ESP/ 7PM EST
  • Join others on ZOOM during our 10AM & 12PM services.
  • Decide with those in your home the time you will watch.

Have a child between the ages of 2 - 11? There’s a service for them, too!

  • Stream anytime
  • Plan out the time that works best for your children to view their VOUS Kids experience.
VOUS Kids Online

Send the invite!

  • Share the time you are watching church online with friends.
  • If you are comfortable with having a few people in your home, you can invite them to join with you in person. But please follow the guidelines of your city and state.

Create a distraction-free environment.

  • Set your phone aside or silence notifications
  • Have your Bible, notebook, pen ready

During Service: Participate

Go from Spectator to Participator.

  • Engage in worship. Stand up and sing out loud.
  • Partner: Give an offering, sign up to serve, visit our virtual connect corner.
  • Interact with the message: Open your bible, take notes, comment in the chat.

After Service: Process

If you or someone with you decides to follow Jesus, take a moment to pray. Take some next steps by connecting to "I have decided".

I Have Decided
  • Use the discussion guide below to review sermon notes with your group or on your own
  • If you live alone, Zoom a friend and discuss
  • Share your experience

home discussion guide

Watching Church Online with Others?

Below is a guide to exploring the sermon further with a group:

  • After watching the sermon, review the discussion with your group.
  • Pick a different leader each week, it’s a great way to participate.

Watching Church Online Solo?

Here's how you can explore the sermon further on an individual level:

  • Review the discussion guide and journal your thoughts based on the sermon.
  • Optional: If possible, identify a friend(s) that you can share the sermon with virtually, then meet with them during the week via Zoom to go over the discussion.
Rich Wilkerson Jr




Ask everyone to share their favorite moments from service.  
What phrase or moment did they relate to the most?  
Review your notes.


Read the Scripture aloud
1 Peter 3:8-16

8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. 11 They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

Matthew 7:24-28 & Romans 12:21

Scripture Reflection

(choose one or all)

What did you notice about this passage? 


What did this passage teach you? 


How are you challenged to live differently?


How can you apply this scripture to your day to day life.

Discussion Questions

Describe a time where you allowed your inner peace to shine even while suffering. 

How has God redeemed your suffering to bless others?

What are some ways you’ve extended compassion to others who are suffering?

What are some daily habits you can adopt to help you prepare for hardships?

How has suffering built your endurance?

Describe a time that suffering built a stage for God’s glory in your life.


Take a moment to pray as you close out your reflection time.

resources & Announcements

Watch Parties

Interested in joining or hosting a VOUS watch party? Visit https://www.vouschurch.com/watchparty

Growth Track Online 

Growth Track is happening via Facebook every Sunday. Sign up at https://www.vouschurch.com/growth-track

VOUS Crews

Crews will be back next week! Join a VOUS Crew at https://www.vouschurch.com/crews

Endure Journal

We starting a brand new collection of talks called: Endure. Visit https://www.vouschurch.com/endure to get your journal and follow along with us.

VOUS Conference 2021

Secure your spot, get your tickets for VOUS Conference 2021.


Stay up to date with VOUS Church 

We’re loving our neighbors by protecting our neighbors and meeting online for a time. Keep informed on VOUS Church events, services, and resources at https://www.vouschurch.com/updates

Invite A friend

You can see someone’s life changed by a simple act. Take a moment and invite a friend to church this weekend.